This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Chinese man found the love of his life at a bookstore, although he doesn’t actually know who she is, so he decided to file a lawsuit against her. Here’s hoping it works out?

Quartz speaks with co-owner James Fugate about Eso Won Books, one of the oldest black-owned bookstores in the US.

Brooklyn’s Lizzyoung Bookseller offers up culinary cookbooks and ephemera dating back to the 1700s.

Brazilian bookstores are facing a crisis as a result of the nation’s economic downturn.

The DOW maybe collapsing, but bookstore sales were up in October.

A bookstore in Maine is selling off 100,000 books as it closes to make room for a marijuana dispensary.

Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →